Effingham weathers January storm
Sunday's snow storm left many cars buried, even as roads became less treacherous.
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Daylight saving time begins
The promise of spring is closer as time moves forward an hour Sunday. When it does, the Effingham Fire Department is reminding residents to use time change as a reminder to replace the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Longtime Jasper Co. sheriff hanging up badge
In 1989, Ed Francis was just looking for a part-time job for a little extra money on pay day. He saw an opening for a correctional officer at the Jasper County Sheriff's Department and figured he'd give it a shot.
Effingham Co. sheriff's candidate forum video
See video of Friday's forum sponsored by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. Video is courtesy of Premier Broadcasting.
Quinn announces $1M in road projects for Effingham, Fayette counties
Gov. Pat Quinn announced capital investments of more than $1 million for road projects in Effingham and Fayette Counties, part of his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.
Opinion: Hogs, wolves and bears? Oh my!
Camping is fun. Hiking is fun. Camping and hiking amidst feral hogs?
911 board meets Tuesday
The Effingham County Emergency Telephone System (911) board is expected to hear from its efficiency study committee.
Unit 20 meets Monday
The Beecher City Unit 20 Board of Education is expected to authorize Superintendent Scott Cameron to prepare a 2014-15 budget.
Unit 30 meets Monday
The Dieterich Unit 30 Board of Education is expected to discuss a number of routine items at its regular monthly meeting.
EWA board meets Monday
he Effingham Water Authority board is expected to consider a development agreement with Heidi Donaldson at its regular monthly meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Monday at Effingham City Hall.
Sheriff's candidates square off
The white gloves campaign for Effingham County sheriff continued Friday with a candidate forum that could best be described as genial.
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